UNFURL: a lucid sci-fi opera
bb11

10 Oct–11 Oct 2020
Performance

bb11

Berlin, DE

UNFURL: a lucid sci-fi opera

Grappling with the themes of death, apocalypse, and repression of life source, Justin Kennedy, Emma Howes, Balz Isler, alongside Costume Designer Beate Huss, and an eclectic choir, beam the public through the story of Empress Alberta. The Musical is set on Etherland, a mythical planet. The scene opens around a bleeding tree where the locals mourn the loss of their Empress. Another planet`s bark peeler unknowingly bursts the Empress through the organic horizon (the fungal network) into a dark site where she is confronted with her past reflections (which are automatically transmitted through the fungoosian network) as well as her current capacities to shift from person, to tree, to spirit and automated androidgyny. The symbolic dreamaturgy consists of churning the top soil, synthesizing and empathizing with our mother mold` and dark sites, and a circuitive expansion (through regeneration plus warp speed).